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Type 48 ID Tag Question

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Trying to see if anyone can help identify the attached Type 48 ID Tag. 18366 identifies it as a '23 per the Locomobile Society records. 

 

I'm wondering if "NK" refers to a particular body builder before the company was sold to Durant in '23.  

 

Any insights would be greatly appreciated. 

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hmmmm, My thought and thinking is the term "NK" would be used to designate a "body type" not a "body builder".  Hopefully the owner of a later series Locomobile 48 will confirm.  What body type is the car that belongs to the tag in question?

Al

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The "NK" typically is the body builder. I know in march of 1925 McFarlan was contracted to build 1,000 bodies for locomobile in the Connersville plant. In 1922-23 locomobiles primarily used Bridgeport body company headed by lebaron.

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Its nice to learn something new about later Locomobiles.  Thanks for the information.  Here is another question.  Was these McFarlan built bodies for the large series Locomobile or for the new Durant design cars? 

Al

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McFarlan bodies were for the model 48. Have to look and see If they were the new style model 48 or the old style. The car # would normally prevail in this matter. This was the year locomobiles changed production series.

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